Founded in 2010 and managed by Cleveland’s The Sculpture Center, SculptureX is a teaching and networking resource that serves as a catalyst for collaboration among Midwestern arts institutions and seeks to build awareness of Midwestern visual art programs both regionally and nationally. It promotes the intellectual pursuit of empathetic thinking, uncovering new forms and definitions of visual communication and understanding.
Hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design on Saturday, Oct. 11, The Social Political Object will present artwork and research that explore designation, the object, and the system an object is held within. Artists, academics, community members, and cultural practitioners will come together for discussions intended to illuminate both historical work and current activity. Keynote speaker Sharon Hayes is an internationally renowned artist whose work looks at gender by demonstrating how historical gender affiliations have embedded themselves in our collective memory and are played out in current political situations. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, and performance spaces around the world, including the New Museum, the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna, and the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.
SCULPTUREX 2014: THE SOCIAL POLITICAL OBJECT will examine social and cultural activism carried out through the mechanisms of art and culture.
This is your opportunity to give a brief presentation (similar to an elevator pitch) of your work to a large audience of practicing artists, art educators, art historians, and others in the region. The panel will now be 60 minutes long and we are looking for 12 quality BFA/MFA students in the region to proficiently present a few images of recent work and briefly talk (2 minutes & 30 seconds maximum) about ideas, themes, and/or process.
If you are interested in presenting your work and/or being a student moderator at the SculptureX symposium PLEASE email
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to Danielle Julian Norton, subject line “SculptureX CALL” by September 10th 2014.
For more information, visit the SculptureX 2014 website.